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News Archive

Fears new doctor could oust nurses

GRANTVILLE residents have been crying out for a doctor to set up shop in town for years but, now such a service has been offered, some don’t particularly want it. Wonthaggi Medical Group (WMG) recently announced it will trial a limited general practice service

Leading author’s Leongatha bond

THE Hume family of Leongatha called in a family favour on Friday morning, asking Children’s Laureate, award winning author and cousin to attend a school assembly. Alison Lester has a long connection with Leongatha Primary School. Her father attended the school, riding his pony

Major milestone for Carinya Lodge

A $1.8 MILLION independent living unit development was officially unveiled at Korumburra’s Carinya Lodge yesterday. The newly opened Farrell Drive adjacent to Carinya Lodge boasts six brand new independent living units, with three more on the way. Yesterday, locals were given the chance to

Devil in the detail for Wilsons Prom plan

PLANS are underway to reintroduce the Tasmanian devil to mainland Australia. The plan includes releasing a group of disease free devils into Wilsons Promontory as an ‘insurance policy’. Reported on ABC Gippsland and The Age, the plan, which was purportedly developed by Parks Victoria,

Missing emperor

The Seaspray Gasfield Free celebration on Sunday was the most magnificent display of community spirit and cohesion. Over 650 from all walks of life attended to show support for the farmers and residents of the Seaspray community that are affected by the threat of

Why ‘Leongatha’ is a film about Wonthaggi

ART imitates life in the hilarious new film ‘Leongatha’ which had its world premiere on the silver screen at the Kino Cinema in Collins Place, Melbourne last Thursday night. And walking down the red carpet with the film’s stars, including Chris Gibson (Denni), Kate

Korumburra traders back budget review

IT WASN’T just the rates that went up by more than inflation in South Gippsland Shire this year, fees and charges went up by as much as a whopping 560 per cent when the annual budget was approved recently. It was a fact that

Bloody fantastic effort, Cheryl!

WONTHAGGI resident Cheryl Russell has been officially thanked by the Australian Red Cross Blood Service after donating blood a staggering 100 times over the past 36 years. Never one to miss her blood-giving appointment every three months, Cheryl has only ever taken short breaks

Rockenspiele win the battle

ROCKENSPIELE, a three-piece all girl outfit from the Foster area, won last week’s Battle of the Bands held at Leongatha’s Dakers Centre. The girls, who’ve had airplay on Triple J, continued their rise and will have a chance to further their exposure when they

Parrots savour sweetest win

LEONGATHA has scored the sweetest of victories in the local derby over Wonthaggi Power in wet and slippery conditions at Wonthaggi on Sunday.  The win not only gives Leongatha a much needed four points, but also seriously hurts Wonthaggi’s push for a finals berth.

Carbon tax v ETS

They’re much the same, a cost per tonne incentive to reduce CO2 emissions, to meet targets set by international agreements. They’re also much different, with tax being certain and staying in Australia while ETS is uncertain, in whichever countries hedge funds choose to gamble.

State must protect firies

Every day, our CFA volunteer and paid firefighters put their lives on the line for us. Firefighters have five to 10 times the risk of certain cancers than you and me. They are two to three times more likely to get lung cancer than

Inverloch aged care money up for grabs

INVERLOCH Residential Aged Care Incorporated (IRAC), the community group responsible for seeding two important aged care facilities in the town, has found itself in an unusual situation. The group has the money to initiate a major new project on behalf of the local community